If a girl recently asked to dance with you then you might be wondering why and what it means about the way that she feels about you.

This post will help you understand why she might have asked you to dance with her and why other girls might ask you to dance with them in the future.

So, what does it mean when a girl wants to dance with you? It would likely be a sign that she likes you especially if she specifically asked you and she showed other signs of attraction around you. She might also consider you a friend, she might have just wanted to dance with someone or she might be from a culture where it is normal to dance with people a lot.

Since there are a number of reasons why a girl might ask to dance with you it is important to consider the body language that she showed and the context of how she asked.

Why a girl will want to dance with you

Each of the different reasons why a girl will want to dance with you will likely come with a number of clues in the way that she asks, dances with you and in the body language that she shows around you.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why a girl will want to dance with you, the signs to look for and the things to consider.

She likes you

The reason that she wanted to dance with you is likely to be that she likes you.

This would be more likely if she specifically asked you when she could have asked other people.

If she did want to dance with you due to being attracted to you then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction when around you.

These signs could include:

  • Holding prolonged eye contact with you
  • Having dilated pupils when looking at you
  • Standing closer to you, when talking to you, than she does with other people
  • Asking you more questions and giving you more attention than she does with other people
  • Brushing her hair to the side when she is around you
  • Stroking her hair while talking to you
  • Laughing and looking to see if you are also laughing
  • Giggling a lot at the things that you say
  • Adjusting her appearance when she sees you
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you
  • Tilting her head while talking to you
  • Glancing at you a lot and smiling or quickly looking away when you notice
  • Talking to you with a higher-pitched voice than she does with other people

She considers you a friend

The reason that she wanted to dance with you could be that she considers you a friend.

This would be more likely if she asked to dance with her other friends as well, if she danced with them in the same way that she did with you and if she showed the same body language with them as she did with you. It would also be less likely that she would show many of the signs of attraction mentioned above, at the same time, when with you.

She just wants to dance

The reason that she wanted to dance with you could have been that she just wanted someone to dance with.

This would be more likely if she asked to dance with you when there were not other people available to dance with and if she also danced with other people as well.

She is from a culture where it is normal to dance a lot

In some cultures, it is normal to dance a lot even with people that they do not know.

The reason that she wanted to dance with you could be that she naturally dances with people a lot. If that is the case then it would be likely that she would have done it with other people as well.

Even if she is from a culture where they dance with each other more it could still be the case that she wanted to do it with you because she likes you. If she does then it would be likely that she would show signs of attraction around you.

Consider your relationship with her

It would be helpful to consider the type of relationship that you have with her when trying to understand why she wanted to dance with you.

If she has been your friend for a while then it would make it more likely that she wanted to dance with you as a friend. However, she still might have wanted to do it due to being attracted to you which would be more likely if she specifically asked you and she showed attraction in her body language around you.

If you haven’t known her for long then it would be more likely that she was showing that she likes you when she asked you to dance. However, it could also be the case that she just wanted to dance with someone so it would help to consider the body language that she was showing.

Think about the way that she reacts to seeing you

It would also help to consider the way that she reacts to seeing you when trying to understand why she wanted to dance with you.

If she reacts to seeing you by showing a number of body language signs of attraction then it would be more likely that she wanted to dance with you because she likes you.

So, if she reacts to seeing you by doing things such as:

  • Brushing her hair to the side
  • Adjusting the way that she looks
  • Sitting more upright and uncrossing her arms
  • Pointing her feet at you
  • Positioning herself to be nearer to you

Then it would be more likely that she wanted to dance with you because she likes you.

Consider how she interacts with other people

Thinking about how her interactions with you are different compared with her interactions with her other friends would also likely help.

If she tends to dance with her friends as well and in a similar way to how she danced with you and she also shows similar body language around them then it would make it more likely that she was showing attraction to you.

Whereas, if she rarely dances with her other friends and she shows signs of attraction around you that she doesn’t with other people then it would be more likely that she was showing attraction to you.

Think about a number of body language signs

When considering what her body language could have been suggesting it would be helpful to look for a number of signs at the same time.

The reason for that is that she could have been showing a body language sign of something like attraction for a number of different reasons other than attraction. This can make single body language signs unreliable by themselves.

Whereas, if she was showing a number of body language signs of attraction then it would make it more likely that she was showing them due to attraction.

If you want to learn more about body language, a book I would recommend would be The Definitive Book of Body Language (on Amazon). It shows you how to interpret body language and understand people's true intentions.

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